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Wycliffe Bible Translators

Assistant to the President for Development

Wycliffe Bible Translators
Orlando, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 03/04/2011
Categories: Fundraising - Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Wycliffe’s vision is that God’s Word is accessible to all people in a language that speaks to their heart. Our mission is to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language needing one by 2025.

Wycliffe works all around the world. Currently our efforts serve languages spoken in more than 90 countries. The majority of the remaining translation needs represent minority languages—relatively small people groups, many of which struggle to maintain their identity in the shadow of majority culture. Often these groups have no written language of their own, and many struggle to gain the literacy skills they need to prosper in the majority culture.

The benefits of translation and literacy for these minority language groups are many. They include better health as a result of access to medical information, economic growth due to the acquisition of marketable skills, and the preservation of culture thanks to a written history. Most importantly, Bible translation brings people closer to God Himself—the One who transforms hearts.

Each person who participates in the Bible translation movement has been created by God, gifted by God and called by God. While we are a diverse community, we are driven by a single passion: The glory of God through the translation of the Word for every person on earth in the language they understand best.

The Role of the Assistant to the President for Development
The Assistant to the President for Development helps accelerate the worldwide Bible translation movement by providing project management, particularly for the President’s donor caseload, and administrative support and assistance to the President, thereby building his capacity–so that the message and vision of Wycliffe is effectively communicated to the Christian public in a way that will mobilize them to become a part of accomplishing the goals of Vision 2025 and the Last Languages Campaign. This position focuses particularly on supporting the President with responsibilities related to fund-raising.
The ideal candidate will balance their ability and desire to be a good team player who demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to thoroughness, conscientiousness, diplomacy, and accuracy. The candidate must be able to manage many responsibilities and projects all at one time. Discernment and the ability to make decisions independently will enable this person to be a servant leader. This person knows how to lead from abundance rather than scarcity – described as gracious rather than condemning, providing balance and direction to others. The ideal candidate is confident and trustworthy.

Major Responsibilities
• Manages and maintains administrative aspects of the President’s donor caseload, including but not limited to data entry and writing
• Provides input on the management of the President’s donor caseload
• Serves as a liaison between Advancement Department and Offices of the President (OOTP). On occasion, represents the OOTP in All-Advancement meetings, MGO meetings and possibly Advancement Leadership meetings.
• Attends all Last Languages Campaign (LLC) Update meetings
• Attends Last Languages Campaign briefings with the President
• Develops correspondence on behalf of the President to communicate with partners, donors, and internal staff
• Arranges select business trips for the President, including scheduling travel and meetings, coordinating events with outside groups, engaging other departments, preparing briefing books, and travelling with the President as needed
• Maintains relationships with outside entities with which the President is affiliated
• Handles special projects as assigned by the Chief of Staff or the President, including but not limited to research, event coordination, and business travel with the President
• Completes projects with professionalism and expediency, keeping in mind this position represents the President and Wycliffe USA as an organization
• Develops thorough understanding of organization and each project's relation to the entity’s goals and objectives

Required Qualifications
• The applicant will have availability to work evenings, early mornings, weekends, and travel at least 30% of the time.
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience..
• Demonstrates desire and ability to support corporate Biblical and religious goals and participate in regular work related spiritual activities without mental reservation.

To apply for this position use the website link at the top of this page or click here. In addition to a cover letter and resume, an application and four reference forms will be required for consideration for this position.